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HER Number:MDV6499
Name:Hut circle 200 metres south-east of Saddle Bridge

Summary

One of a pair of huts with associated enclosures south-east of Saddle Bridge, this hut is larger and better preserved than MDV6498. Internal diameter 8.0 metres, double faced wall built of coursed horizontally laid boulders. In excellent condition. Joined by two lengths of curved wall to parallel reave system. 1977 survey recorded the internal diameter as 8.0 metres, the hut has a double faced wall built of coursed horizontally laid boulders. In excellent condition. Joined by two lengths of curved wall to parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 718
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 56
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/104/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 345B
  • Pastscape: 443019

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX67SE56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139700.

(Visited 27/4/1950) Hut circle B (SX 6663 7183). A large well preserved hut circle, 9.0 metres in diameter, walling consists of large stones and turf 1.5 metres wide by 0.9 metres high. Well defined entrance to south-east.
(Visited 12/7/1977) (now called Hut 'C'). Internal diameter 8.0 metres, double faced wall built of coursed horizontally laid boulders. In excellent condition. Joined by two lengths of curved wall to parallel reave system.


National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/3, 166-170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144287.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle is visible on the 1977 aerial photograph as attached hut circle.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 187, Map 60.19 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's hut 2 (7.8 metres) is the larger of the two huts, D-shaped with an unusably straight lower wall. It is in much better condition and opens into its own paddock on the opposite side of the reave.


Probert, S. A. J., 1995-1997, Royal Commission Survey on Down Ridge (Report - Survey). SDV363196.

As described in 1977.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Hut is clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139700Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX67SE56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV144287Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 166-170.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 187, Map 60.19.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119652 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6497Related to: Enclosure south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV12974Related to: Feature previously described as a hut circle south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6498Related to: Hut circle by road 170 metres south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 3:51PM